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What is Localization?

Localization is the process of adapting language to a local culture's norms and expectations. Languages are not bound by national borders. And languages vary from region to region, dialect to dialect, and accent to accent. Differences in vocabulary, spelling, and cultural references are all important to local audiences. For instance, different dialects of German are … Continue reading What is Localization?

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Leading the Way in Accessibility: Recognizing Svetlana Kouznetsova

As a part of Amara's Leading the Way in Accessibility effort, we are writing a series of blog posts to highlight people who have dedicated themselves to improving accessibility. It is our pleasure to start off this series by recognizing a lifelong accessibility advocate, Svetlana Kouznetsova.Svetlana was gracious enough to join us for an interview … Continue reading Leading the Way in Accessibility: Recognizing Svetlana Kouznetsova

Get Involved in Amplifying Voices!

What is Amplifying Voices? Our newest initiative is all about amplifying today’s critical voices that are leading us toward a more equitable, sustainable and accessible world. Currently, our efforts are focused on the US election, with its global implications. We are translating election materials for the most difficult states to vote in. Here is why we … Continue reading Get Involved in Amplifying Voices!

How to Vote in Mississippi, Missouri, & South Carolina for 2020 [translated]

These first six states listed below are considered the hardest to vote in, which is why we've translated how to videos – click a state to watch: MississippiMissouriSouth CarolinaConnecticutTennesseeTexasGeorgia More Info + Get Involved Need a specific language? Leave a comment and we'll try to help!Get involved – help translate and/or share on social media.Learn … Continue reading How to Vote in Mississippi, Missouri, & South Carolina for 2020 [translated]

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Amplifying Voices – How to Vote in Mississippi

Amplifying Voices - How to Vote in Mississippi  Last week we discussed issues immigrant communities in the United States face when trying to cast their vote. While systematic issues have hindered voting before, the emergence of COVID-19 has presented additional challenges to ensuring equal access to voting.In an effort to help address low voter turnout … Continue reading Amplifying Voices – How to Vote in Mississippi